ONE-OFF FERRARI SP30 SPECIAL PROJECTS CAR LEADS FINAL ENTRIES
FRESHLY RESTORED FERRARI 275 GTB/6C ALLOY BERLINETTA ALSO JOINS THE LINEUP
- RM Sotheby’s announces the very first Ferrari Special Projects car offered publicly, set for its Paris auction
- February sale presents incredible roster of top-tier supercars and hypercars from Europe’s most desirable marques
- Recently restored 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta also joins Paris catalogue, which features previously announced Ferrari F40 LM, Porsche 550 RS Spyder, and selections from The Youngtimer Collection
- Complete catalogue and event information on the Paris auction now available at rmsothebys.com
LONDON, ENGLAND – January 9, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – RM Sotheby’s is thrilled to release the complete catalogue for the company’s sixth annual Paris sale, set for 6 February during the world-famous Rétromobile week. Final entries for the sale, which features 85 motor cars, one boat, and a selection of automobilia, are led by a one-off 2011 Ferrari SP30, the very first Ferrari Special Projects car to be offered publicly for purchase. Adding to the previously announced Ferrari F40 LM, F50, Bugatti Chiron, Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse, and EB110 Super Sport, the SP30 leads another group of the world’s most sought-after European supercars, including a Ferrari Enzo, 599 SA Aperta, Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, and Porsche 918 Spyder, all in special-order or seldom-seen colors.
The 2011 Ferrari SP30, chassis no. 188026, is a true one-off built by Ferrari’s Special Projects division. Through the program, customers select a current production chassis and drivetrain to work with, and while it must retain that model’s particular hard points and homologated details, in terms of design, customers are essentially given a blank sheet and creative power of Ferrari’s own designers to turn their dreams into reality. Roughly 40 cars have been produced by the department for Ferrari’s very best clients since its debut in 2008, approximately a third of which are known to the public.
The SP30 on offer received early media attention but has remained largely out of the public eye until only very recently. Based on a 599 GTO chassis and drivetrain, the bodywork is completely unique to this car, defined by the 599 XX style rear winglets and speedster humps at the rear. Utilizing 458 Italia headlights and 599 tail lights, the car’s silhouette is clearly reminiscent of other front-engined, twelve-cylinder Ferraris. Boasting unique wheels, the scalloped bonnet most certainly inspired designers of the F12tdf. Presented in virtually as-new condition, the SP30 has barely, if ever, seen the open road, showing less than 110 km on its odometer. Representing the ultimate manifestation of the wildest automotive desires of its first and only owner, the SP30 offered in Paris is the first Ferrari Special Projects car to be offered for sale to the public (Estimate Available Upon Request).
“Our offering of the Ferrari SP30 is an unprecedented opportunity to acquire something truly unique,” says Augustin Sabatié-Garat, European Auction Manager, RM Sotheby’s. “The SP30 is an incredible example of the lost art of modern-coachbuilding, and an important piece of Ferrari history that is reminiscent of the one-offs from the legendary Enzo-era. Beyond the SP30, we’re thrilled to present exceptional examples of some of the hobby’s most sought-after supercars, all of which can claim a feature that sets them apart from their peers and each of which provide excellent performance vs. price value next to supercar royalty like the McLaren F1 and CLK GTR, which have entered a realm of their own.”
Completing an incredible lineup of high-performance supercars set for the Paris sale, are:
- 2003 Ferrari Enzo, chassis no. 138355. Believed to be the only example finished in Rosso F1 2007 paintwork by Carrozzeria Zanasi, the 8,400-km Enzo also sports painted black wheels with a matching red rim, slightly tinted taillights, and racing harnesses in Rossa fitted to both seats (Est. €1,850,000 – €2,000,000);
- 2011 Ferrari 599 SA Aperta, chassis no. 181259, the rarest iteration of the 599 GTB as one of only 80 examples built and finished in the desirable Nero over Nero color scheme (Est. €925,000 – €1,050,000);
- 2017 Ferrari F12tdf, chassis no. 222120, a 2,600-km example of the ultimate front-engined Ferrari supercar, wearing stunning Brunito paint over a special distressed tan leather interior (Est. €825,000 – €950,000);
- 2012 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport, chassis no. 795038, with an additional 200 bhp on tap and finished in a fascinating specification of Chocolate Brown with black exterior accents over a Cognac leather interior (Est. €1,500,000 – €1,700,000);
- 2015 Porsche 918 Spyder, chassis no. 800394, beautifully outfitted from the factory with desirable options including Liquid Metal Silver finish, Magnesium wheels, and the Weissach package rear spoiler (Est. €950,000 – €1,100,000); and,
- 2004 Porsche Carrera GT, chassis no. 000171, enjoyed over 25,000 km by a single-owner throughout its life and remaining in ready-to-drive condition (Est. €650,000 – €750,000).
Beyond the supercars on offer, featured final sports and GT entries set for the Paris stage include:
- 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/6C Alloy Berlinetta, chassis no. 08311, the first of just eight long-nose, six-carburettor, alloy body, torque-tube examples and recently restored in its original and rare Nero over Beige color scheme. Offered from previous single-family ownership of 36 years, the 275 is matching numbers throughout, Ferrari Classiche certified, and is truly worthy of inclusion in any of the world’s most exclusive Ferrari collections (Est. €3,000,000 – €3,300,000);
- 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II, chassis no. 70241, a highly usable, late-production example upgraded with a five-speed manual transmission (correct four-speed gearbox accompanies the car), equipped with Rudge wheels, factory hardtop, and finished in its original Japan Red (Est. €2,000,000 – €2,200,000); and,
- 1970 Ferrari Dino 246 GT by Scaglietti, chassis no. 01406, one of just 69 examples delivered in ‘Verde Germoglio’ green. Formerly owned by Dino authority Matthias Bartz and featured in the Dino Compendium book, the Classiche-certified car retains its original chassis, engine, and gearbox (Est. €300,000 – €350,000).
For further information on RM Sotheby’s Paris auction or to view the complete digital catalogue, please visit rmsothebys.com or call +44 (0) 20 7851 7070 to speak with a car specialist.
RM Sotheby’s Paris auction is set for 6 February at Place Vauban, immediately following the Festival Automobile International (31 January – 3 February). This exciting event features a stunning display of beautiful concept cars and pays tribute to car designers from around the world. For further information on Festival Automobile International, please visit www.festivalautomobile.com.
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